23 May 2016
RMT Press Office:
Rail union RMT responds to news that new TransPennine Express fleet will be built in Spain
Mick Cash, RMT General Secretary, said
"It is a sad indictment of our railways that, at a time when our steel-making and manufacturing industries are in crisis, these new trains are not being built here in Britain.
"With the pressures on our railways, and the constant demand for extra capacity, the Government should embark on some joined up thinking and make serious efforts to use these opportunities to protect UK steel making and our manufacturing base. "